Online Focus Groups: 25 Paid Research Companies that Pay Up to $100 an Hour for Your Opinion

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I recently participated in a paid focus group in San Francisco. You know, the kind with the one-way mirror on the wall.

We talked about travel habits and preferences for an hour and half, and I got paid $150 for my time and opinions. Not bad!

The whole thing was pretty quick and painless, and actually kind of interesting, and it got me thinking that this could be a fun side hustle, so I set out to find other consumer research companies that operate nationwide or even ones that conduct studies online.

Q3 2022 Progress Report

q2 2022 email subscriber growth

What a great summer!

Let’s try and catch up on what’s been going at Side Hustle Nation.

In these quarterly Progress Reports, I break down how the business grew (or shrunk), what I worked on, and other happenings from the last three months.

20 Best Real Estate Side Hustles to Build Wealth and Cash Flow

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Chad Carson is a 30-something semi-retired real estate mogul, who together with his business partner, oversees a portfolio of 90+ rental units.

In fact, he and his wife are in the middle of an exciting adventure — a year abroad in Ecuador with their two daughters.

But of course he didn’t start there. Fresh off the football field at Clemson, Chad’s real estate career started more modestly by “bird dogging” and house hacking — two of the tactics he shares in this week’s show.

Growing an Online Business from Scratch: From Personal Struggle to Multiple Income Streams

This week you’re going to meet an entrepreneur who recently left her 6-figure job in biotech to become a full-time podcaster and online business owner. 

Gill Tietz of SoberPowered.com started the Sober Powered podcast in mid-2020 and has released over 100 episodes on the science of alcohol addiction and other content to help listeners get and stay sober.

In that time she’s also grown her Instagram account to over 43k followers, created a podcast network for other sober-related podcasts, and created several other income streams.

14 Ways to Make Money With a Truck: Up to $1000 a Day!

how to make money with a truck

Between the sticker price, gas, insurance, and maintenance, owning a truck isn’t cheap.

That’s why I put together this list of the best ways to make money with a truck. It’s a machine built to work, and it’s time to turn it into a money-making tool!

5 Easy Ways to Build Backlinks and Outrank the Competition

Jeremy Poland

By the end of this episode, you’ll have at least a dozen new backlinks for your website.

For those who are new to SEO, quality backlinks will help you climb the ranks in Google — which means you’re going to make more money.

To talk through his best link-building quick wins and link-building tactics, I’m joined by Jeremy Poland.

40 Things I Have Learned in My 40 Years

40 life lessons

I wish I was half as smart now as I was at 16!

But learning everything you don’t know is part of the process.

One thing I love about my work is I feel like I learn new things every day. Sometimes they’re small little tweaks and hacks, and other times they’re broader strategies or ideas.

I originally drafted this list 7 years ago, after my 30th birthday, but decided it was due for an update.

50+ Apps That Pay You Real Money: The Best Money Making Apps of 2022

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We’re hooked on our devices, but did you know your smartphone can actually make you money every month? Here are some of my favorite money making apps and money saving apps.

Some are completely passive after you set them up, while others take a little more time.

I’ve broken these down by category, and encourage you to pick and install the ones that make the most sense for you.

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